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Microsoft cancels patch release

Microsoft cancels patch release

In an unexpected move, Microsoft, which instituted a second Tuesday monthly patch release cycle about one year ago, has decided not to issue a security bulletin for the month of September. The software giant had posted a preview announcement as late as last week identifying one critical patch within Windows that would require rebooting. Apparently, the patch isn't ready for prime time--which leaves everyone scratching their heads: why should we remain vulnerable to a critical flaw without so much as a workaround or an option to turn off (if possible) the flawed serivce or application? But security researchers downplayed the announcement, saying the lack of specifics keeps our current level of Windows security status quo; there's too much code in Windows for criminal hackers to waste their time looking for the one thing that's known to be broken.